George Bush has started blogging.

OK, so maybe George W. himself isn’t blogging, but Bush officials have entered the blogosphere. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and Michael Chertoff at the Department of Homeland Security are the first two of the Bush Administration to maintain blogs.

leavitt_big.jpgLeavitt’s blog began in August and has a variety of topics. In recent posts, he challenges New York Times editorials critical of the Bush Administration and defends Bush’s veto of the children’s health care program bill. His entries bring up valid points, but tend to be a little long and I don’t know many people who have the time to see what he has to say.

chertoff.jpgAccording to, Chertoff began blogging in September to “open a dialouge with the American people about our nation’s security.” Sounds like he understands what the purpose of a blog is.

I say kudos to these two.  If their blogs present an honest, inside look at these departments, then they are just what is needed to gain support of the American population.  But I’m not certain they are.

And, on a side note, Chuck Norris has chosen who he backs for president.  And Steven Colbert has announced he is running for president, but more on that later.



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5 responses to “George Bush has started blogging.

  1. Don’t forget the State Department’s unfortunately named blog, Dipnote.

  2. election20

    Well, I thought of that one, but since Condoleezza Rice isn’t invloved with it at all, I decided to leave it out.

  3. Do you think that people are more interested in a Blog of the Boss (Leavitt or Chertoff) or more interested in the workings of the organization from career folks (Dipnote or World Bank blogs)?

  4. election20

    Personally, I would rather read a blog from the “career folks.” But unfortunately I don’t think it matters either way because I’m convinced all these blogs are just PR pieces. I’m not so interested in WHO authors the blog, but in what the content is and how objective it all is.

    I would have mentioned Dipnote in my post, but it was focused on blogs authored by Bush officials.

  5. karen williams

    I think it is dispicable that George W. Bush and company have train wrecked this company and at the same time has made Iraq financially stable just so that he and Dick Cheney can get rich through oil.
    Rudy Guiliani and many other republicans have become filthy rich on this train wreck of the country.
    I really would like to know how you guys sleep at night.

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